Environment Forest Skills Instructor
Operation Wallacea is a network of academics from European and North American universities, who design and implement biodiversity and conservation management research programmes across 15 research sites worldwide.
We are currently recruiting a forest skills instructor to work at our terrestrial research site in Cusuco National Park, Honduras. We have one vacancy available from 10th June through to 26th July. Information on the Honduras forest site is available on our website.
The role will involve spending up to 6 consecutive nights staying at isolated camps within the National Park whilst supervising and teaching University volunteers and working with local guides.
The ideal candidate will have experience of working in the field, good communication and organisational skills. The main responsibility will be teaching a course on basic forest skills including practicals on fire lighting, putting up a hammock and how to use a compass. Obviously previous experience in any of these areas is beneficial but not essential. Other responsibilities include maintaining contact with Base Camp and ensuring health and safety procedures are followed at all times.
Due to the nature of the work and the isolated working conditions, the candidate must be able to speak a level of Spanish where they can communicate efficiently with local guides that they will be working with.
In return, successful applicants receive full accommodation and food onsite, networking and skills development, flight bursaries may be available depending on the level of experience, and of course the opportunity to contribute towards a once in a lifetime experience for the volunteers.
How to ApplyIf you would like to apply for the position of Forest Skills Instructor, please fill in our online application form at www.opwall.com/jobs and send a CV or resume to Rachel Palfrey at firstname.lastname@example.org
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